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SDP : the birth, life and death of the Social Democratic Party

Author: Ivor Crewe; Anthony King
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
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Launched on a wave of euphoria in 1981, the SDP aroused the hopes and enthusiasm of millions of people. Promising to break the mould of British politics, its leaders included four of the most respected figures in British public life - Roy Jenkins, David Owen, Shirley Williams and Bill Rodgers. But the SDP failed. Despite winning, with the Liberals, a quarter of the vote in two general elections, by the autumn of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Crewe, Ivor.
SDP.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)605026646
Online version:
Crewe, Ivor.
SDP.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)607783867
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ivor Crewe; Anthony King
ISBN: 0198280505 9780198280507 0198293135 9780198293132
OCLC Number: 33878501
Awards: Winner of Joint winner of the 1995 W. J. M. Mackenzie Prize awarded by the Political Studies Association.
Description: xxiv, 611 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Pre-History: 1964-1979 --
2. The Gang of Three --
3. Jenkins and the Jenkinsites --
4. Anguish: 'Severe Mental Pain' --
5. Born in Despair --
6. Defectors and Loyalists --
7. What Kind of Party, and Whose? --
8. The Golden Age: March-December 1981 --
9. Jenkins as Leader: 1982-1983 --
10. A 'Partnership of Principle' --
11. Disappointment: June 1983 --
12. New Institutions for a New Party --
13. Machinery, Members and Money --
14. A Media Party? --
15. The Party of a New Class? --
16. The SDP, the Alliance and the Electorate --
17. The Owen Ascendancy I: 1983-1985 --
18. The Owen Ascendancy II: 1985-1987 --
19. Humiliation: June 1987 --
20. The SDP Disintegrates: 1987-1988 --
21. Of Merger and a Dead Parrot --
22. Who Was to Blame? --
23. The SDP: A Study in Failure --
App. 1. Former Labour MPs, Not Elected to the 1979 Parliament, who Joined the SDP --
App. 2. SDP Peers --
App. 3. Potential Recruits to the SDP who Remained in the Labour Party.
Responsibility: Ivor Crewe and Anthony King.
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Launched on a wave of euphoria in 1981, the SDP promised to break the mould of British politics. This study, based on access to the SDP's archives and extensive interviews, chronicles the Party's  Read more...

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